JTC appoints Group General Counsel

Published 31 Oct 2016

Independent institutional and private client service provider JTC recently confirmed the appointment of William (Bill) Byrne to the post of Group General Counsel. Assuming responsibility as the organisation’s primary source of legal advice, Bill will apply his expertise across JTC’s operations as a whole, helping to minimise risk while enhancing technical output across the 18 jurisdictions in which JTC has a presence.

A qualified English Barrister, Bill joins JTC from his previous role at Jersey Finance, the representative body for Jersey’s finance industry, where he was Head of Technical. In this position he acted as the chief liaison point between Jersey’s financial services industry members, regulator and government on technical matters while working closely with these parties to advance key legislative and regulatory changes.

Prior to his time at Jersey Finance, Bill was Deputy Director of Finance Industry Development for the States of Jersey government, where he was responsible for developing financial services regulation. Before this he spent 12 years in the UK, specialising in real estate litigation, for leading UK law firms Mills and Reeve LLP and Lawrence Graham LLP (now Gowling WLG).

Welcoming Bill to the role, Nigel Le Quesne, JTC Group CEO and Chairman commented:

“Bill is a fantastic addition to our team. He has an exceptional appreciation of the issues affecting clients and his extensive experience of the legal financial landscape, allied to his time spent working in governmental and quasi-governmental environments, will ensure he is invaluable as JTC looks to affirm its position as a leading international service provider.”

Bill Byrne added:

“I’m delighted to be joining JTC, a firm which I’ve always seen to be one of the most dynamic and innovative in its sector, and one that is so obviously committed to outstanding service provision to both institutional and private clients. I’m also excited about working with the energetic and committed individuals present at all levels of the business as JTC continues to extend its international reach while remaining at the forefront of legislative and regulatory developments.”